Saturday, March 26, 2011

Home At Last

After a good night's sleep, we got up this morning and sat around the breakfast table deciding what things we'd be cramming into our one day at home. We didn't have to leave until later tonight, so we knew we'd have a full day. My first task was going to be laundry. I only had two loads, which is not the norm, but I was glad to not have to spend too much time on it.

I hung our down comforter on the line, to get some sun and air, knowing that it wasn't going to rain. You can pretty much count on it never raining in Tucson. If and when it does, you're well aware that it's coming.

Ed had a few things to put in storage, so he tackled that right after breakfast. While I did laundry and took a shower, Ed went to the bank and got his hair cut. By the time he got back, I was ready to go run a few errands.

We hit Starbucks first, for coffee and a bagel; well, coffee from Starbucks, I'd never eat a bagel from there. Conveniently though, the Starbucks by our house shares a building with the bagel place. After that, we hit the post office to drop off a few packages. The last thing on the list was the grocery store to stock the truck and then back home.

I usually see my friend Kim when I'm home, even if it's just for a coffee visit, but since I knew I had no time I didn't even call. I hate to disappoint her and figured if she didn't know, she wouldn't feel like I didn't make time for her. I just didn't have any time this visit.

I do always try to see my brother and nephews if I can, but when I called and talked to my sister-in-law, she said they were all out at baseball games and practices and later in the evening they were going to a friends house to visit. I told her I stopped by the house and no one was there, and she said to swing by on the way back if I had time. I didn't. She called again later to invite us to go by their friends house (the kids of her friend have been wanting to see the truck), but it really wasn't a good time since I knew we'd be leaving late.

I miss not seeing my brother, but I'm glad I spent some time with my mother and step-father, since he hadn't been feeling well. He's always happy to see me, but he's over the moon when he gets to see Ed. He goes from curmudgeon to Mr. Sunshine in a matter of seconds when Ed shows up. WTF??

Overall, a very successful visit, getting everything on our list taken care of. Now it's off to Dallas. See you in the Big D!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1 YEAR AGO: Wake Up In The Morning, Put Your Hand On Something Useful, And Take Care Of Yourself And Your Family*
Atchafalaya Whaaaaat??
4 YEARS AGO: There's A Skirt On The Door For A Reason
South Of The Beijing Border

No comments: